Vanilla Blueberry Banana Shake

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Renew Life Formulas for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m working hard to get a whole lot healthier this year.  I started with a DietBet with some friends on Facebook…turns out money is a great motivator for me. I hate wasting it, and I'm ...

5 Cool Ways Kids Can Help Homeless Pets

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I'm going on a field trip with my Junior Girl Scout troop to Our Companions to learn about homeless pets and ways we can help them.  My girls all love animals and we're going on this field trip as part of the process to earn their Bronze Award for Scouts- their chosen service project is ...

24 ways to keep your house running smoothly

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There are 24 hours in each day. Sometimes that seems like a LOT of time, and other times, like it's not possibly even close to long enough...but most days, well, they are in between. As a mom, wife, Executive CEO of running this house... there's a lot that happens every day to keep this place ...

Dollar Store DIY: Bunny Dish Towel Craft

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Are you looking for a cute,simple craft to do with the kids for Spring or Easter? This easy  craft will be an adorable addition to your kitchen! If you have felt,pompoms and glue on hand in your arts and crafts supply this DIY will only cost you $1.00 for the towel. Otherwise all items needed ...

Celebrate Spring Snoopy Style

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Happy Spring!! It finally is starting to look a little bit like spring may make an arrival here in Connecticut soon. Most of the snow is even melted at long last... Snoopy = Spring! Celebrate the end of cold weather (if you had any—looking at you, Californians!) with a perfect Peanuts springtime package. The ...

Family adventure vacation Gulf County, Florida

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. How do you plan a vacation for a family that wants different things (and yet the same things)? How do you pinpoint a location that will give you everything you are looking for all in ...

Korean Beef & Broccoli

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I love the flavor of Korean Beef and have been making a recipe using ground beef instead of sliced sirloin for awhile, but I decided to take it up a notch by adding broccoli to it to combine tow of my favorite dishes - Beef & Broccoli and Korean Beef. This meal is fast, easy, and tastes ...

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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I was a little skeptical the first time I tried Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese, I mean my oven recipe was pretty darn good so why mess with it right?  But still I do love my crock pot and thought that I would give it a try- right around lunchtime I gathered everything up and ...

Slow cooked Chinese Spare Ribs

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This post brought to you by Panda Express. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. We have lived in eastern Connecticut for almost 10 years now and have yet to find a Chinese restaurant that has decent Chinese spare ribs. There was a place near where we lived in New Hampshire that ...

Tahini Hummus

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It's only been recently that I've come to appreciate the awesome that is hummus.  Now that I've started, I want to explore it all. The world of hummus.  How, you ask, did this come to be? To start, I never actually liked hummus before. But I'd never really tried homemade hummus and then I was ...